An Antique Persian Pottery Oil Lamp

An Antique Persian Pottery Oil Lamp

Code: 10545


H: 7.8cm (3.1")W: 11cm (4.3")


An Antique Oil Lamp
Green glazed earthenware pottery 
Persia (Iran) 
(Probably Nishapur area)
17th-19th Century
Measures: 7.8 cm high
                  11 cm diameter 

Oxfordshire collection 

An attractive and interesting pottery oil lamp, reminiscent of the Nishapur style. The top bowl distinctively pinched to hold a wick in the oil over a lower, integrated saucer bowl with a raised rim with Arabesque detaills, from which is raised an integral, banded, looping strap-handle. The whole covered in a rich green glaze with some craquelure. 

Similar pieces have been made over a long period of time. This item is dated to the 18th/19th century but could be considerably older.

Very good. Some age-related craquelure to glaze.